WACREN 2024 Conference theme - 'Charting The Course: Forging Future-Ready Higher Education and Research Communities', aims to be a platform for African research and education networks and their communities to discuss how to evolve and adapt to the ongoing waves.
Through a series of targeted plenaries, workshops, and speaking sessions, the conference will highlight ongoing initiatives, activities, partnerships and projects that showcase how research and education networks and their communities are positioning themselves to tackle the future with African-bred and led solutions and services.
At the conference, participants will gain insights into how African research and education networks strategically adapt to future challenges, empowering attendees to chart their course forward, implement changes, and capitalise on emerging opportunities in the field The Conference is hosted by the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) on March 7 and 8, 2024 at the Abuja Continental Hotel.
Seventh substantive session: Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies
11th Annual European Cyber Security Conference
The 11th Annual European Cyber Security Conference will gather policymakers, industry players, high level cyber security and defence experts to explore Europe’s response to cyber and hybrid security issues in what has become a dynamically evolving global risk landscape.
A key component of this event for cyber capacity building practitioners is that a key theme of the day will be the importance of strengthening Cyber Security Cooperation Mechanisms by boosting collaboration, between Member States and with allies, in cybersecurity, defence, and diplomacy.
Balkans Cybersecurity Days
Jointly organized by DCAF in collaboration with AKCESK and FIRST, the event will take place from March 20-22, 2024, in Durrës, Albania, the event will be bringing together cybersecurity professionals from the public and private sectors, the agenda includes a high-level opening, a panel on promoting cybersecurity talent, and plenary sessions in response to FIRST’s call for papers. Days two and three feature technical training sessions.
This event is organized within the framework of DCAF's regional project, ‘Good Governance in Cybersecurity in the Western Balkans,’ funded by the United Kingdom’s Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO).
Themes & Topics
European Cyber Agora
The European Cyber Agora Conference returns in 2024 with a renewed commitment to fostering cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration in the face of evolving digital challenges. Building on the successes of previous years, this conference stands as a pivotal platform for addressing the pressing issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and geopolitics.
GCSCC 10th Anniversary Conference Oxford
Taking place in Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, on 30 April, 2024, this year's Conference marks the GCSCC’s 10th anniversary!
The conference will bring together key stakeholders of the global cybersecurity capacity building community to discuss the latest challenges, practices and trends.
The conference is by invitation only.
Themes & Topics
OEWG Global Roundtable on ICT security capacity-building
This event is set to feature two panels on key focus areas and strengthening the global capacity building agenda, as well as breakout groups focusing on specific capacity-building thematic areas.
The roundtable is designed to be an action-oriented platform involving capacity-building practitioners, state representatives, and stakeholders. The aim is to enable stakeholders to discuss and exchange views; showcase national, regional, subregional, and cross-regional initiatives; encourage the sharing of information and best practices; promote learning from national strategies; and catalyse the formation of partnerships. The roundtable will also be a timely opportunity to reflect on the capacity-building mapping exercise currently being carried out by the UN Secretariat and to identify potential gaps in the existing global capacity-building landscape.
(Intersessional) meeting of the OEWG on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies
CyCon the 16th International Conference on Cyber Conflict
The annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence addresses the most relevant issues concerning the cyber defence community.
This multidisciplinary conference and community-building event, connects practitioners with academia, government and military with industry, early career professionals and senior managers.
Decision-makers, opinion-leaders, law and technology experts of nearly 50 countries meet at CyCon to address current cyber security challenges in an interdisciplinary manner.
eLearning Africa – 17th International Conference & Exhibition on Digital Education, Training & Skills Development
The eLearning Africa annual conference and exhibition, which was established in 2005, is the largest and most comprehensive knowledge sharing event for digital education, training and skills on the African continent.
It is a global forum for everyone with an interest in education, training and skills development in Africa. In the past years it has offered thousands of professionals in education, training and development invaluable insights into the evolving world of technology learning.
The 17th Edition of eLearning Africa will be held from 29 – 31 May, 2024 in Kigali, the booming capital city of Rwanda at the Kigali Convention Center. The theme, "Education Fuels Innovation, Investment Amplifies Skills," articulates the essential roles of education and skills in national investment and innovation.